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All reviews cobbled streets old town boutique shops beautiful city lovely shops cafes and restaurants lots of shops interesting architecture on foot flemish style walk around city centre sunny day the grand place people watching watch the world christmas market
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This area wasn't the nicest part of Lille when I lived here 35 years ago, but now it's had more than a spruce up and is full of great places to shop and eat. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bryanmg141
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very enjoyable strolling in the old town with its independent shops and interesting architecture. We visited the Bourse, the Opera and the Museum.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kathleen G
Reviewed 27 January 2019

Lille is mainly known in France with the stereotype of cold and rainy weather. But once you go in the old city, it looks like a Flemish city like Bruges or Gent. OK, it is smaller, but it is well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Thom77450
Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

Lovely mix of French and Flemish architecture. Nice to just wander the old streets and window shop. The Grand Place/ Charles de Gaulle Plaza is a great meeting point should you want to split up, then reconvene.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hikerwriter
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Very nice to wander through the narrow streets in Vieux Lille. They are lined with attractive shops, cosy places to eat and lovely little houses. Very nice atmosphere, especially in december with all the Christmas decorations.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

A great place to wander round. We were here over Christmas so wonderful lights, rides, Christmas market, chestnuts. Everyone is friendly and the shops and shop windows are an art form. So many wonderful bakeries, chocolates, beers, and independent retailers. The architecture is diverse and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

Brief visit with the wife on a trip to Lille, enjoy every moment to know a place and the culture of that city

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Artur D
Reviewed 3 December 2018

Remarkably restored, the Old Town enchants the eyes with its flamboyant architecture designs . The softly dare facades that set off the exuberance and profusion of their decoration. 17th century architecture is an invitation to saunter ; so look up to appreciate the perfect harmony...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Smart_Traveller_Aust
Reviewed 29 November 2018

Lovely old square with some lovely buildings. Great to walk around or get a coffee and watch the world go buy. Have been before and would go again.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lorna M
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Discover nice little streets with beautiful historical architecture and lots of small independent shops 💙🌼❤ the best spot in Lille! We even found the local market on the Sunday morning full of French delicatessen 🙂

Date of experience: November 2018
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4 May 2018|
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Response from Trekker2020 | Reviewed this property |
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9 January 2018|
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Response from jameskchou | Reviewed this property |
The Lille Europe train station is closer to the local shopping centre while Gard de Lille is closer to the old city. That said, you will still need to walk another 5-10 minutes to get to the more appealing parts of the old... More
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Response from Paul D | Reviewed this property |
Go to de Rode Koe or any Pain Qoutidien. De rode koe is known for it's vegetarien menu